Habitat Man

Tim gives up his job to live out his dream as Habitat Man, an eco-friendly super sage who advises suburban clients how to bring nature into their gardens. His first client is the lovely Lori. Tim’s in love, but first has to win round her teenage son. Then he digs up more than he bargained for, and uncovers a skeleton, one that threatens to bring out the skeletons in his cupboard. Only Jo, Tim’s long-time best friend knows his secret, but can she be trusted? “A charming romp that makes you think! Mid-life crisis meets environmental awareness in this rom-com for the 21st Century.” Michael Jecks, author “Funny, insightful and a dream to read.” Tami’s Reading Corner.

Meet D.A. Baden

I work in the area of sustainability and climate change, and the more you know the scarier it is. Like the sun, you can’t look too closely at it, but face to one side, you make your way, because in fact, it’s easy to put everything right. All the solutions are right here, they just have to catch on. Walking lightly and mindfully upon the earth is so doable. I started writing as therapy, with green solutions as the main ingredient, stories to soothe my soul. Then my characters and their stories took over centre stage, leaving the green solutions to season the stew.

This Charmless Man

For fans of Sophie Ranald, Fiona Gibson and Mhairi McFarlane. Dating hasn’t always turned out well for Lucy and her latest prospect isn’t any different when this ‘perfect’ man turns out to be…well, rather charmless. Not that she cares, but for some reason Lucy always seems to be making a fool of herself in front of this jerk whenever they bump into each other. But what happens when he helps her out of a sticky situation? Maybe this charmless man isn’t as charmless as she first thought? Could he possibly be attracted to her? And just when Lucy starts getting her life on track, her career explodes and takes her to unexpected places and notoriety. Please don’t mention Knickergate! Can the two misfits ever get together or have they both blown it before it begins? Read now in this fun, romantic comedy.

Meet LM Barrett

Hi there. Thanks for checking out my author page. I live in Bath with my husband, two kids and a jug puppy called Bobby. I’ve written a number of books which vary in theme but are all highly entertaining and fast-paced.

Game of Fangs

Game of Fangs is a new stand-alone novel in the Fat Vampire universe, from Johnny B. Truant, best-selling author of Invasion, Fat Vampire, and The Inevitable. When Nora, Orlo, Robert, Amelie, Jaden, Rohit, and Brody form a seven-person team of live-action-role-players to enter a massive three-day Vampire LARP tournament, they have no idea two real vampires will be in the mix, on a mission of their own. As the gamers play, gathering points and moving upwards through the floors of the convention center, the vampires turn contestants, searching for a lost descendant, and the game gets gruesome and increasingly deadly. Will amateur vampire hunters be able to sort out the bloody truth from the role-playing fiction and save the still-living from the more-than-dead? Perfect for fans of Rick Gualtieri’s Tome of Bill or Drew Hayes’ Fred the Vampire Accountant, Game of Fangs tells the story of what happens when a group of vampire-hunting gamers encounters real vampires. Get your copy today! 

Meet Johnny B. Truant

Johnny writes fun, page-turning, layered, and most of all “inquisitive” fiction — stories told in many genres and ways, united by a curiosity about life’s biggest questions. Whether the tale itself is about invading aliens, overweight vampires, or ordinary people in mindbending situations, Johnny’s stories always live on two levels. The first is the surface, where vivid characters come to life to undertake the most extraordinary adventures. The second level, however, is deeper: diving into the corners of reality itself, or just the shadowland of a fractured mind. If you like Christopher Nolan’s movies or Michael Crichton’s books, you’ll be right at home in the Truantverse. Originally from Ohio, Johnny and his family now live in Austin, Texas, where he’s finally surrounded by creative types as weird as he is.

Down the Rabbit Hole, A Mystical Adventure

This short story is an enchanting tale with a message for all ages, that real magic is not an illusion but something we all possess. “Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” —Goethe The title of this story, “down the rabbit hole,” is of course from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), a wonderful children’s story by Lewis Carroll in which a charming young girl named Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a strange, dreamlike world. “It was much pleasanter at home,” thought Alice, “when one wasn’t always being ordered about by mice and rabbits. I almost wish I hadn’t gone down the rabbit hole, and yet, and yet…” “Down the rabbit hole” has become a term used for referring to a situation that is strange, confusing, or illogical, often mystical or magical, and, in this story, an encounter from which one will emerge with increased knowledge, widened horizons, enriched imagination, and a sense of greatly enlarged possibilities. In Carroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass (1871), near the end of her encounter with the White Queen, Alice protests that “one can’t believe impossible things.” The White Queen famously retorts, “I daresay you haven’t had much practice. When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Unlike the White Queen, I do not advocate believing impossible things. But it is much to be hoped that this short story and the anthology that follows it will encourage the reader to consider all the possibilities and therefore believe at least one magical thing—perhaps even “before breakfast.” This charming fantasy will have you and your children engaged and laughing. Even better, it will leave them with the message that they have within them all the spirit and magic they’ll ever need. Mystical, whimsical, and richly entertaining from the opening scene to the unexpected conclusion, this inspirational short story will transport you to a wonderful place and resound in your heart long after the last works have been read. For more information please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on the book’s Amazon page. 2020 Edition Short Story. Includes a bonus Anthology Section, e-reader page count 97 (estimated, actual count varies depending on the reading device used). Thank you, and enjoy!

Meet M.G. Hawking

M.G. Hawking is an avid traveler, adventurer, and writer. Devoted to exploring remote areas of the globe to discover regions unknown to the Western world, always in search of extraordinary people and experiences, he has found many, especially in the Great Range of the Himalayas, the setting for most of his books. His focus is documenting profound wisdom traditions and revealing the knowledge and power they convey. Hawking is the author of the book series, ‘In The Valley of Supreme Masters,’ along with its associated companion volumes. When not traveling, he spends his time working on projects related to presenting books of an esoteric nature with his wonderful team in Northern California. Heather Cantrell, M.Litt., contributor and editor for Wisdom Masters Press, is an experienced world traveler. Having been born in Nepal to British parents who were teachers in various parts of Asia, she has extensive experience in the Himalayas, and is a devoted equestrian and animal lover. Amber Chellings, M.Phil., contributor and newsletter director, is an avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast and ardent equestrian. Jenna Wolfe, Ph.D., our exceptional research expert, contributor and book content supervisor, is a primary link to our numerous academic technical advisers.

The Jacobson Joy Inventory: A New Look at Measuring Depression

This guide makes a serious and compelling case for exploring different ways to measure depression and how a sense of humor can and should be used to enhancement treatments of mental illness. This unique guide not only includes invaluable measurement tools for exploring new ways to measure depression, it is seriously funny.

Meet David M Jacobson

David Jacobson, LCSW, CHP is the Director of Behavioral Health Case Management at Banner University Medical Center South as well as a professional speaker. Prior to this he served as Chief of Social Work for the Veterans Administration supervising 18 programs and over 200 clinicians and other staff. Jacobson is a former board member of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) and graduated in the first class of the AATH Humor Academy as a Certified Humor Professional. He is author of “The 7 1/2 Habits of Highly Humorous People” which discussed using humor to cope with chronic pain, arthritis and other conditions. A second edition to this book is in process.

Bored on the Wild Side: Memories, Observations, and Misadventures

Forty five years of stumbling, bumbling, and striving to make the American dream a reality. Beginning in the mid-1970s and hitting the brakes days before the 2020 elections, this compelling memoir shows us where we’ve been and where we might be headed via one man’s memories and experiences.
While it may read like a novel, every word is true: good, bad, and ugly.
Talk is cheap and some actions have expensive consequences. What’s worse? Regretting some of the things you’ve done, or wondering what might have been? Do you have the guts to chase your crazy dreams and live up to your highest ideals, or are your convictions as shallow as the ink on your T-shirt?
Filled with interesting characters, uncommon adventures, and gallows humor throughout, this is the tale of an individual who played it to the hilt until he was bored. Bored on the wild side.


Meet Jason Laureno

Jason Laureno is an irrepressible smartass and a terminal fuckup, but he means well. He lives in one of the worst neighborhoods in Gresham, Oregon and he absolutely loves it. He bites his fingernails, picks his nose, and farts a lot. He is enjoying a few beers while he writes this, as he feels pretentious writing about himself in the third person.

Nowonderland

Billy, the only child of a working mother, moves into his late father’s childhood home and soon finds himself trapped in a hidden fantasy world that’s as dangerous as it is weird. Will he make it out alive? He finds help from the most unlikely cast of characters imaginable, including a squad of walking talking toys on a mission, and finds a link to his past he never knew existed. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll lose yourself in a world of pure imagination.


Meet M. C. Gladd

Hello to all,
I am a long time reader with an overactive imagination who, after twenty-two years in the military, wants to bring this weird little world to life and invite you all to enjoy it. There will be more adventures in Nowonderland to come.

Funny Business: Joke Writing Formulas for Writers

Most people learn to write comedy through trial and error, an intuitive process that can take years to develop. But what most people don’t know is that formulas and techniques exist which can cut that process down to about a month. Whether you’re a novelist, essayist, blogger, journalist, speechwriter, ghostwriter, or advertiser, if you’re looking for ways to integrate more humor into your writing, this book is for you. In two short volumes, we’ll cover over two dozen comedy-writing techniques and formulas, including: – The Algebra of Humor – The Listing Technique – The Mind Mapping Method – Spoonerisms and Malapropisms – The Backdown Formula – The Truth and Observation Formulas – The Smashing Assumptions Formula – The Roast Technique – The Clash of Context Formula – The Switch and Reverse Formulas And many more. So what are you waiting for?

Meet Jared Wynn

Jared Wynn spent his formative years in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East as an expat and diplomatic dependent. After what felt like several lifetimes overseas, he returned to America to pursue a higher education while bouncing around between odd jobs. To date, he’s been a cook, a bouncer, a geophysical technician, a hypnotherapist, a screenwriter, a Jujitsu instructor, and a standup comic, all of which he thinks make him a better writer but which probably just make him eccentric. He currently resides in Southern California with his wife and three stepkids.

Oh Daddy Chronicles

Can’t stand Trump? Love making fun of him? Well, this is the book for you.

***Gold Medal award winner for Fiction – Humor/Comedy in Readers’ Favorite 2021 International Book Awards***

Imagine if you could have eavesdropped on Donald Trump’s conversations in the Oval Office. That’s precisely what Oh Daddy Chronicles does in 46 skit-like episodes that have been described as Saturday Night Live on steroids.

The conversations with his family, advisers, cabinet secretaries are fictitious, made-up, imagined…or are they? Just how imbecilic, self-centered, ridiculous does his side of those conversations have to be before you remember that Oh Daddy Chronicles is fiction?

If you’re a fan of Stephen Colbert or Trevor Noah, you’ll laugh your butt off at this hilarious political satire, which former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle called “Well-written. Entertaining. Excellent political satire.” That’s Senate-speak for “darn funny.”


Meet Barry Robbins

Barry Robbins is a retired CPA with a keen interest in things having nothing to do with accounting. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1975 with BS and MS degrees. He worked 26 years for a large international accounting firm. Then he quit. He moved to Helsinki, Finland with his Finnish wife and two beautiful daughters. After living there full time for 12 years, he began dividing his time between Finland and Florida, and now spends most of his time in Florida. The years spent in Europe allow him to see the U.S. through different eyes —from both the inside and the outside. This, plus his experience as a freelance ghostwriter of book reports for lazy third graders, makes him uniquely qualified to serve as Chronicler-in-Chief of the Oh Daddy Chronicles.

I Never Lied to You

Holidays can be stressful. Especially if you are a handsome man with no social skills who suddenly gets dumped by his girlfriend. And like that wasn’t enough, your quirky sister convinces you to participate in a fishy experiment. What could go wrong? Apparently, everything that Peter, the unfortunate subject of the experiment, can imagine. But along that hilarious ride, he will find a few unexpected surprises. And maybe even a real miracle. The Christmas romantic comedy I Never Lied to You (Well, Almost) is a feel-good story filled with twists, unusual characters, weird family members, embarrassing friends, and above all a lot of love.

Meet Amanda Lake

I love to write. Especially when I have the chance to introduce the little things in life that make us who we are. I like awkward and interesting characters which maybe may seem too odd at a first glance, but show depth and their broad heart after a closer look.